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'l'm going when to talk about when  I started. I was born on Limbunya Station and after that went to Mistake Creek. I went to Mistake Creek; my mother took me down to Mistake Creek and second time, one year's time behind that, she took me down to Spring Creek. Down to Spring Creek and the manager was there, he was own that place — fella named Mr Joe Faigon, old Joe Faigon — he was the manager Spring Creek. And so I stopped there one or two years and shift away again. I went back to place called Texas — Jack Kelly was own that place and I worked for Jack Kelly then. And I was a goat shepherder, he gave me the job, goat shepherder, I was working for Mrs Kelly. I milked the nanny goat in the morning, every time like that and make cream for him and separator. I was work there and after that somebody bought that place, Texas, so come back to Spring Creek again.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Yijarni : True Stories from Gurindji Country Erika Charola (editor), Felicity Meakins (editor), Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 2016 9469367 2016 selected work prose Indigenous story

    'On 23 August 1966, approximately 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, protesting against poor working conditions and the taking of their land by pastoralists. Led by Vincent Lingiari, this land-mark action in 1966 precipitated the equal wages case in the pastoral industry and the establishment of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. While it is well known that the Walk Off was driven by the poor treatment of Aboriginal workers, what is less well known is the previous decades of massacres and killings, stolen children and other abuses by early colonists. Told in both English and Gurindji, these compelling and detailed oral accounts of the events that Gurindji elders either witnessed or heard from their parents and grandparents, will ignite the interest of audiences nationally and internationally and challenge revisionist historians who question the extent of frontier battles and the legitimacy of the Stolen Generations. ...' (Source: AIATSIS website)

    Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press , 2016
    pg. 176-182
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  • Daguragu / Kalkaringi / Wave Hill, Victoria River area, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • 1966
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